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Dhoni lavishes praises on Kohli and bowlers

Dhoni lavishes praises on Kohli and bowlers
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today heaped praise on his bowlers and batsman Virat Kohli for the eight-wicket thrashing of Pakistan in their Super Eights match of World Twenty20 and said that a calm approach had helped his side in winning the high-voltage fixture.

‘The team responded well and the bowlers bowled really well to restrict Pakistan to a small total. After a couple of overs [in Pakistan innings], we settled down, Zak [Zaheer Khan] and Irfan Pathan bowled well,’ Dhoni said after the match.

‘The part-time bowlers did a very good job and that was crucial as we were playing with seven batsmen. Then Virat played an excellent innings. Viru [Virender Sehwag] also batted well. We lost Gauti [Gautam Gambhir] early, that's was a setback because he can play spin really well,’ he added.

Asked about man-of-the-match Kohli's consistent form, Dhoni said he was happy that the youngster was taking up responsibility. ‘It's good that Kohli is taking the responsibility. He has been someone who has been consistent in the last one and half years. It is good that a batsman has been in consistent form and others are revolving around him,’ said the skipper.

India were thrashed by Australia in their opening Super Eights match on Friday and the team was desperate to win Sunday’s game.
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